For faculty and staff
Should I be worried about a student?
This information may be helpful for you in your role as a faculty/staff member at Concordia.
If you have concerns about a student, you can contact the counseling center for consultation or referral. Signs that a student may be in distress are:
- Chronic tardiness and/or lack of attendance
- Incomplete assignments
- Diminished motivation and/or lack of attention in class
- Poor hygiene
- Irritable, argumentative and/or disruptive in class
- Low and/or elevated mood
- Withdrawn from peers
- Excessively anxious, worried or stressed
- Self-destructive thoughts or behaviors
- Threatening behavior toward others
How can I help a student?
- Be an active listener, be calm, offer comfort and support
- Remind student that they aren’t alone
- When issues are out of your realm as faculty/staff provide student with referrals and resources
- Follow through with student to ensure they got appropriate help
- Consult with counseling center
What about confidentiality?
- Counseling center staff can consult with faculty/staff about their concerns regarding students
- Counseling center staff doesn’t divulge information we receive from clients without their permission